Studies on the Ecology of Drama
2017 | 26 min 26 sec | HD/DCP | 1:1,85 | Audio 5.1 | Original language Finnish, English subtitles
STUDIES ON THE ECOLOGY OF DRAMA – A path to the company of other living beings.
The film uses the methods of presentation as a path to the company of other living beings. It expands upon the issues of ecological moving image narrative explored in her two previous works – the focus being on presentation, imaging and imagination in the context of the moving image.
Film begins with a human actor walking into a forest park, where she introduces the themes of the work by conducting reduction exercises with the surroundings. Other performers include a bush, a juniper tree, a common swift, a horse, a brimstone butterfly, and a group of human acrobats.
In her performance, the human actor-narrator makes use of the methods of the lecture-performance, thereby making room for other types of presentation.
Making the ecology of drama visible requires the establishment of a reflexive distance and a representational dimension whereby the processes of technological recording and the expressive devices of the moving image can be made perceivable.
The work employs the human body and its mimetic capacity as a tool to present the partial imaging between different creatures. - Becoming-alike, or imitation (mimicry), becomes an instrument for the representation of a living thing.